Raffle Roster 26 March 3pm Martin 6pm Draw Dave 2 April 3pm Stretch 6pm Draw Fitz 9 April 3pm Dave 6pm Draw Mick 16 April 3pm Martin 6pm Draw Dave 23 April 3pm Stretch 6pm Draw Fitz 30 April 3pm Dave 6pm Draw Mick Bendigo Cup Lunch and Presentation Sunday 11 April 2021
Yesterday at Clovelly Bowling Club we were treated to one of the best Bendigo Cup Finals ever! Roderick James Roper and Scott "C U Jimmy" Irving battled it out for almost four hours to the delight of a transfixed crowd. Bowl by bowl, end by end, the two brilliant players fought with accuracy, strategy and sometimes magic until Scotty reached 31 points first. The Club audience and the passing crowd on the Coast Walk clapped and cheered in amazement as the two players fiercely focused on landing closest to the jack. The very fast and often blustery green changed it's character time and time again causing the men to reevaluate their line but nothing changed their determination to win. At the end of the day everyone was elated by what they had seen and no one could argue that both Scotty and Rick were the winners! (But actually Scotty won...) Well done Fitzy for marking. Many thanks to the organisers and especially to the wonderful Bendigo Bank for so generously sponsoring our Club again this year! Thanks friends!
Congratulations to the winners of the Men's Triples competition for 2020. Bill Williamson (lead), Gary Wooley (2nd) and Mark Waters (skip) played Chris Haberecht, Duncan Horscroft and Bruce Hughes to a 25-18 win. Well done gentlemen!
Irish, Noddy & Stretch in the Sutherland Bowlo Spring Triples Carnival
Sutherland BC Tournament
The intrepid team of Alan “Stretch” Goodwin, Stuart “Noddy” Wright” and Cathal “Irish” Geraghty set sail for the Shire Monday 19th October for their annual assault and quest for the "Treasures of Smaug." Setting out early from Clovelly, it soon became apparent that Nod and been hard at his usual pre-game hydration the night before, only throwing the odd snore into the front seat conversation.
Drawing a local side first round on the back green, things were looking rosy early on with Stretch hitting his straps from the first bowl and setting up his team for a healthy win. Next game was played out the front green against the highly favoured Taren Point Team lead by Bob Bartlett. A strong start from Clovelly with Irish sending down a stack of “pearlers” saw a bit of the relaxed approach of Bartlett's team evaporate to fight back to a 3 point lead after 11 ends. It ma y have been the smell of lunch wafting from the kitchen or the after effect of Nod’s exhaustive preparation, but the hopeful victory slipped away in the final 2 ends.
The early break for a sumptuous lunch gave Nod the opportunity for a power nap out on the green before they took on another of the Sutherland sides in game 3 on the back green again. Despite dropping back from an early lead Irish steered his team home again with some classic confidence crushing shots to claim victory and be in the running for 4th place.
Differential dropped them out of the prize money, but a little kudos was earned knowing that the great contest put up against Taren point relegated them to 2nd place by 2 shots to the team from Austral.